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Project by Dave posted 1371 days ago 1658 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started as a board I was given for my birthday. It was a 1 by 8 popular board. So I decided to make an old style candle box. I also wanted to try a french polish. My intentions were to just use hand tools. I did this all but the roman o gee that I used my router table for. I wanted my dovetails to be uneven. I used amber shellac for the polish. That was one of many mistakes. I should have use a blond shellac. Also my surfaces were hand planed to get the milling marks off. This left some high spots. So during the wet sanding the shellac is much thinner in places. Along with the blotching it doesn’t look very good. Hopefully with time it will darken.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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DragonLady

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#1 posted 1371 days ago

The finish is a little blotchy, but the box itself is very nice!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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blacknail

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#2 posted 1371 days ago

I like it!

-- Darrell B.

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#3 posted 1371 days ago

I agree with blacknail. I like it too.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 1370 days ago

Nice job, the top really came out great!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Chip

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#5 posted 1370 days ago

Nice piece of woodworking and those dovetails came out great Dave. Beautiful work.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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rodman40

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#6 posted 866 days ago

That’s a great finish Dave, nice box.

-- Rodman

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Dave

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#7 posted 866 days ago

Thanks Rodman. That was my first real attempt at french polish. I just wished it would not have blotched so bad. But it is looking much better now. Time has darkened the wood a good bit.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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svenbecca

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#8 posted 852 days ago

I like it.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Dave

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#9 posted 852 days ago

Thank you svenbecca

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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